Philip Horton is a Clinical Associate Professor and a Senior Global Futures Scientist, and he is currently acting as the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives for The Design School. In Academic Year 2020/21 Horton served as the Interim Director for The Design School. Horton is currently participating in a transdisciplinary research initiative with the Global Futures Laboratory (GFL), the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Studio MA, and other units within ASU. He is currently co-directing the launch of the interdisciplinary Center of Building Innovation (cobi) at ASU, as well as the emergent "Wakanda ASU" initiative.Horton previously acted as faculty advisor to Team ASUNM (Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico) on the SHADE house (Solar Homes Adapting for Desert Equilibrium) for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon, and as the studio professor for the Waimea Nui Community Development Initiative with the Native Hawaiian Homesteaders' Association. He received a Master's in Architecture (M.Arch) with commencement honors from the Arizona State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design (now the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts), and is currently completing the Stanford LEAD Executive Education program through the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.